Somehow, Sutton has found a ride to the jailhouse. Theresa escorts her in, then makes an excuse so the lovebirds can have some alone time. Ethan is beaming to see "Emma," though his face soon drops when he realizes he must come clean with "Emma" about what happened with Sutton on the ranch. Sutton has to muster all her acting chops as Ethan call her a mistake and a regret, saying that kissing her sickened him. The death blow: "Sutton means nothing to me." She immediately shifts 180 degrees from disconsolate to vindictive as she concocts a lie that she slept with Thayer while Ethan was away. Wench times infinity! Ugh.
The next morning, Emma heads down the kitchen, where Ted and Kristin are in the midst of yet another fraught conversation about being on the same page as parents. Ted tries to make a joke, "Well, well, she still lives here. I guess I lost that bet!" No one laughs, and it just comes off as passive-aggressive. "Sutton" apologizes that she hasn't kept them apprised of her whereabouts. She admits she overheard them arguing and says she blames herself for their recent tension. Ted and Kristin back off, admitting they both came on strong the other night and apologize for not immediately believing in Ethan's innocence. "Sutton" thanks them for this, says she loves Ethan, and insists (naively), "If we can one day have a relationship as strong as yours, how great would that be?" Ted looks deep into his coffee cup so she won't see the glint of irony and self-hatred in his eyes.
School. "Sutton" updates Laurel on Ted and Kristin's abrupt departure authoritarianism. Laurel is pleasantly surprised and extrapolates (erroneously, I'm quite sure) that this means she'll be able to go with the band to Coachella. She skips down the hall to tell Baz the good news (that she completely just fabricated in her head). He is stoked she can make it and promises not to "take advantage" of her post-break-up availability on the trip. Of course this promise is really just a way for him to do all the things he claims he won't do, like put his arms around her and kiss her on the cheek. She blushes, then starts to lean in... only to give him a playful shove and head off to class. Ahhhh, high school. There was something delicious about those days when you still savored sexual tension, no?
Meanwhile, Alec and Rebeccannie are strolling down Main Street arm-in-arm. Just as she apologizes for her tone the night before, her phone buzzes with a text message. A stricken look crosses her face the minute she reads it, but she lies to Alec that it's a notice for a shoe sale. He doesn't believe her and grabs her phone, where he sees a picture of himself, tire iron in hand, poised to deliver a beatdown on Derek. The message? "Looks like they got the wrong guy!" Alec immediately launches into defensive mode, claiming someone is Photoshop-framing him. He suggests she reverse-dial the phone number, but Rebeccannie says it's been disconnected. He insists, "Clearly somebody's playing me." He rules out Dan, who's "not smart enough." As he mulls it over, Rebeccannie asks why he didn't admit to being at the garage that night. Alec says weakly, "You never asked?" He claims he didn't want to muddy the investigation. Uh huh...